Friday, April 20, 2012
Monday, June 15, 2009
So coming back to A Wednesday... the character played by Naseeruddin Shah is so resolved and purposeful in his intention to do his bit to put an end to a menace that is very aptly compared to a pest infestation in a house. I wonder if there are some of us out there, who feel just like he does. Maybe we can't plant counter bombs at terrorist hideouts or plan the elaborate kind of thing that's shown in the movie, but we certainly could do something...I'm sure we could, I just don't know how and what. The more I think about the trifles we bother ourselves with, the more I feel anxious and at a loss to understand why our own safety (if that sounds selfish, so be it; but truth be said, something has to spur this nation of millions into action) is not of primary importance to all of us.
Friday, January 30, 2009
This is really pathetic. When will we ever learn?
Friday, December 12, 2008
The HR at our firm organised a session on self defense tactics the other day. Here are some highlights from the session:
1. If you are ever caught in a terror attack in the open (like it happened in delhi), try and get down into a gutter (though you may smell horrible after that, atleast you will be alive!)
2. If you are caught in the midst of gunfire, get down on all fours; then try and find a pillar behind which you could hide.
3. In a hostage situation, never ever engage in conversation with the hostage takers.
4. In a situation like the one at Taj, try and get as close to windows leading out of the building as possible; it becomes easier for search and rescue teams. To be on the safer side, crouch below the windows.
5. As soon as you perceive a threat in the form of a terror attack, put your cellphone in vibration mode; message someone you know of your location.
And the biggest thing in all such situations -- DO NOT PANIC!!!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I haven't heard back from any of the parties...let's see what happens. Shall keep everyone posted on that front.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
And this one, courtesy AP police, has links to websites of police departments across the country:
Do take time to go through the relevant links and please spread the message. Remember, it is the (computer) literate like us that can spread awareness among the ones that cannot browse these websites.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
My cousin pointed out something very weird about the security scene in Bangalore these days. She told me that post 26/11, security has been tightened at the major hotels in Bangalore; alas, that is not the case at other places (certainly not at Manyata tech park). On the first morning after the attack, they increased security checks rampantly (only at the building lobbies--read my first post for the gory details); however, since last monday history has chosen to repeat itself.
These are typical knee jerk reactions to keep the general public at bay! (much like giving a crying child a candy to keep him quiet). What can we do to show our "leaders" and the concerned authorities that we are aware of the sham?